In Cut the Rope, Players must feed Om nom with candy by cutting ropes and other tools necessary. The candy hangs by one or several ropes which the player must cut with a swipe of their finger (or mouse on the web-based version). Using various objects such as floating bubbles and bellows, the candy must also be manipulated around obstacles to get to Om Nom’s mouth.
Each level pack introduces new challenges. Levels are scored with a zero to three star rating, according to how many stars the player picked up, and a point score depending on the number of stars collected and the amount of time taken to complete the level.